Our research groups
Our academic staff and higher degree by research students are involved in numerous projects with the following research groups.
Art and Performance
The Art and Performance group produces innovative research in dance, drama, visual art and photography. The group uses multidisciplinary techniques and a variety of research and learning environments to generate a broad range of knowledge.
Writing and Literature
The Writing and Literature group includes critical and creative scholars working at the forefront of socially engaged literary criticism, poetic practice, and gender and sexuality studies. The group includes expertise in contemporary poetry, children's literature, Australian literature, genre fiction, environmental literature, reading communities, medievalisms, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonialism, place studies and philosophy and literature.
Exploring the definitions of 'publics' and 'citizenship', the communication research group is interested in questions that speak to our rights and responsibilities in the age of new media.
Screen and Design
Spanning film, television, animation and design studies, the Screen and Design research group covers a broad, fertile range of inquiry, with an emphasis on both theory and practice. With studies reaching fro film archives to the representations of personal identity, the group produces researching at the cutting-edge of the field. A critical initiative involves collaborative research with emerging and immersive technologies.
Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network
The Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network is a transdisciplinary group drawing on scholars from across the arts, social science and humanities disciplines. They undertake comparative and cross-cultural work, particularly in the areas of digital media production, youth cultures, national and regional identities and cultures of fame.
The school welcomes enquiries from the media, prospective industry partners and future research students.
SCCA research enquiries
Dr Emily Potter
Associate Head of School (Research)
+61 3 9244 6842
Email Dr Potter
For all queries about undertaking higher degrees by research at the SCCA, please contact Associate Professor Patrick West.
SCCA HDR enquiries
+61 3 9244 6289
Email Helen Young
+61 3 9246 8234
Email Rea Dennis